Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded sash
  • Mojave peoples
  • beaded sash, late 1800s–mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • beads, braiding, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 121 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width: 47 5/8 x 1 1/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1674

The body of the sash is woven strings of black or white beads, which gives the overall effect of blocks of black or white and blocks of checkerboard. The ties are multi-strand braids of black and white strings of beads. Each tie has looped fringe in white (proximal) and black (distal). There are large white beads at both ends of the braided ties and white discs at the bottom of each loop fringe.